Lobbyists in Maryland are trying to take away good paying union jobs. Show your support for these jobs by calling your Legislators now and saying you oppose HB66 and SB148 The Coal Community Transition Act of 2021. Find your representatives and their number at http://mdelect.net/
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the AFL-CIO Holiday fundraiser. Due to your generosity, Community Services was able to provide assistance for hundreds of union families over the past two months. A huge Thank You to brother Blaine Boone from the Local 24 Renew Group who facilitated this years fundraising.
It takes 5 years of on-the-job training, combined with classes, homework and tests to make an I.B.E.W. inside journeyman wireman. Many candidates can’t or don’t make it through our apprenticeship program – but these 46 men and women have crossed the finish line!
Congratulations to each of our 2019 graduates, who received their certificates from IBEW Local 24 Business Manager Pete Demchuk, Maryland Acting Secretary of Labor James Rzepkowski, and Will Yull, MD National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Representative.
Several of the graduates were also recognized for their excellence in grades and attendance. Awards for highest total grades went to Chloe Alexandra Starcher in the Baltimore program and Dylan McNeil Brooks in the Eastern Shore program. Jonathan Patrick McLaughlin was recognized as the Outstanding Apprentice in the class of 2019. Perfect attendance awards were earned by Dustin Frederick Guthmann, Jonathan Patrick McLaughlin, Eric Michael Milstred, Michael Eric Panza, James Maurice Peele, Jr., Kirk Andrew Shiloh, and Michael Nicholas Tarbert.
The Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee for the Maryland Electrical Industry is sponsored by IBEW Local 24 and the Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Electrical Contractors.
Click on our Facebook link in the upper right corner of this page to view and share photos from the graduation ceremony and learn more about our training opportunities here.
BALTIMORE ELECTRICAL GRADUATES
|Nicholas Andrew Boddiford||Dustin Frederick Guthmann||James Maurice Peele, Jr.|
|Nong Emmanuel Bouh||Brice John Hartsell||Charles David Phoebus|
|Tobias David Eintou Brown||Daniel Douglas Hayes||Benjamin Cody Rixham|
|Jason Richard Carr||Donald Oswaldo Herrera||Joseph Elmer Sank|
|Timothy Dale Cox, Jr.||Brandon Norwood Hofler||Michael Charles Selander|
|Anthony Vincent DiVenanzio||Zachary Michael Hynson||Kirk Andrew Shiloh|
|Patrick Galbert Dolan||Joseph Louis Iobbi||Chloe Alexandra Starcher|
|Shane Tyler Duncan||Shane Benjamin Keene||Andrew Thomas Stark|
|Jonathan Logan Ebberts||Raymond John Kilstrom, Jr.||Kevin Matthew Strickland|
|Devan Keith Feathers||Jonathan Patrick McLaughlin||Michael Nicholas Tarbert|
|Anthony Joseph Feltz||Odakwei Kofi Tendayi Mills||Cory James Whidby|
|Adam Edward Geier||Eric Michael Milstred||Alec Steven Wolinski|
|Jesse James Glackin||Nathan Urian Moser|
|Richard Allen Golliday||Michael Eric Panza|
|Markist Boyce Goode||Angelo Paraskevaidis|
EASTERN SHORE ELECTRICAL GRADUATES
|Dylan McNeil Brooks||Matthew Thomas Reed||Joseph Christian Shipley|
The cost of the tour is $10 per person. Plan to arrive between 10:00 – 10:15 AM and the tour will begin at 10:30 AM. Lunch (buy your own) to follow at 12 noon right there at Dempsey’s in the warehouse. (Parking is free if the group eats there.)
Come see Oriole Park at Camden Yards from a whole new perspective. All of the areas visited are accessible to all. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and includes:
The Orioles dugout
The Press Levels
The Scoreboard Control Room
Orioles Legends Park
An RSVP is required for this trip,
by Tuesday, September 17, 2019.
Call Marc Ferretto at 443 622-7818 to join this outing.
Hearings began in the Senate last week on President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Gorsuch would be terrible for working people. He’s routinely voted against the interests of working people when it comes to safety on the job and discrimination in the workplace, and has denied workers’ efforts to secure earned wages and benefits.
In the coming years, the Supreme Court is going to be taking up really important cases that will have a huge effect on working people’s right to stand together in a union to improve their workplaces, to fight discrimination in the workplace and be safe on the job. After listening to Gorsuch’s answers during his hearing and reviewing his record, it’s clear he will put the interests of corporations before those of working people.
Working people are among those with the most to lose if he’s appointed. That’s why it’s up to us to stop him.
The petition to the U.S. Senate says the following:
President Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, will put the interests of corporations before those of working people. I urge you to oppose Judge Gorsuch’s nomination and insist on a nominee with a record of respect for the rights of working families.
Path to Power is a project of the AFL-CIO Political Department to identify, recruit, and elect candidates to run for local government offices. The purpose is to shift the power in local government to favor stronger pro-worker policies and develop a bench of candidates to move into higher office.
Path to Power will work with affiliates, state federations, local labor bodies and close partners to identify union members and progressive, pro-working families candidates who can run winning campaigns in identified races.
Path to Power is a comprehensive program that follows the candidate through all stages from recruitment to governing including:
Identify & Recruit Candidates – Using data analytics, local knowledge and the political landscape to identify races that can be won by progressive pro-working families’ candidates. Local labor leaders and partners will then identify potential candidates to run in those races.
Candidate Training – Path to Power, in partnership with state federations and affiliates on the ground, will train candidates on how to run a campaign, including: campaign messaging, labor issues, campaign planning, fundraising, and voter contact.
Electoral Support – Path to Power will offer continued support to endorsed Path to Power Candidates to assist in their election efforts, as allowed by each state’s election law.
Issues & Accountability – Path to Power Alumni in elected office will have access to continued issue education and policy conferences, giving alumni the resources they need to introduce and pass progressive, pro-working families legislation.
Local 24 families had a holly jolly time at the Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday, December 10, 2016.
Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO
Fred D. Mason, Jr. Donna S. Edwards
A message from President Mason………….
Thank you for all of your hard work as you participated in our democratic processes. Our efforts to secure victory for our endorsed candidates from Maryland and the District of Columbia were successful.
Chris Van Hollen won overwhelmingly to be our next United States Senator representing the State of Maryland. Congratulations go out to Chris and we expect that he will continue his great leadership.
Congress members, Steny Hoyer, Elijah Cummings, Dutch Ruppersburger, John Sarbanes and Eleanor Holmes-Norton were all re-elected and we congratulate them on their victories. It is great to have such a seasoned and trusted team.
We are proud to have played a significant role in sending two new members to the United States House of Representatives: Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin. Their time spent in the governance of Maryland prepared them to be worthy of the responsibility to represent our interests on the national stage.
While our endorsed candidate for president, Hillary Clinton, didn’t win nationally, we take great pride and give thanks to all for helping to make her a winner in our jurisdiction.
We congratulate president elect Trump and wish him success in being a president for all.
Thank you for your participation in helping to secure our democracy. The struggle continues!
Fred D. Mason, Jr.
President, MD/DC AFL-CIO
7 School Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Maryland is one of many states that allows voters the flexibility of early voting. You can vote and make your voice heard on your schedule, when it is convenient for you!
From Thursday, October 27, 2016 through Thursday, November 3, 2016, there will be polling locations open from 8AM to 8PM in every county in Maryland (see complete list below).
Representatives from Local 24, along with other unions and members of organized labor who are affiliated with the MD & DC AFL-CIO, have issued endorsements in most of the major races in Maryland. Endorsements are based upon direct interviews, publicly stated positions on issues that are important to working families, and the candidates’ records.
LABOR’S ENDORSED CANDIDATES
(Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO)
Hillary Clinton – Endorsement
U.S. Senate (Maryland):
Chris Van Hollen – Endorsement
U.S. Congress (District of Columbia)
Eleanor Holmes Norton – Endorsement
U.S. Congress (Maryland)
Dutch Ruppersberger – Endorsement
John Sarbanes – Endorsement
Anthony Brown – Endorsement
Steny Hoyer – Endorsement
Elijah Cummings – Endorsement
Jamin “Jamie” Raskin – Endorsement
No Recommendation: Requires a majority (50% +1) of the votes cast, and affiliates may support the candidate of their choice.
Endorsement: Requires a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the votes cast, and all affiliates are expected to support that candidate.
Limited Endorsement: Requires a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the votes cast.
No Endorsement: Requires a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the votes cast, and all affiliates are expected not to offer support to any candidate in that race.
MARYLAND EARLY VOTING CENTERS
All of the early voting centers in Maryland are accessible to voters with disabilities.
- Allegany County Office Complex – 701 Kelly Rd, Room 100, Cumberland, MD 21502
Anne Arundel County
- Odenton Regional Library – 1325 Annapolis Rd, Odenton, MD 21113
- Glen Burnie Regional Library – 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
- Severna Park Community Library – 45 W. McKinsey Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146
- Annapolis Senior Activity Center – 119 S. Villa Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401
- Edgewater Community Library – 25 Stepneys Ln, Edgewater, MD 21037
- Public Safety Training Facility(Old Pimlico Middle) – 3500 W. Northern Pkwy (Enter on Manhattan Ave.), Baltimore, MD 21215
- Southeast Anchor Library – 3601 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
- Maritime Industries Academy School #431 – Rear Entrance – Enter on Truesdale Ave.) 5001 Sinclair Lane, Baltimore, MD 21206
- League for People with Disabilities – 1111 East Coldspring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21239
- Westside Skills Center – 4501 Edmondson Ave. (Enter on Athol Ave), Baltimore, MD 21229
- Univ. of MD at Baltimore – Comm. Engagement Ctr, 1 N. Poppleton St, Baltimore, MD 21201
- Towson Univ. – Admin. Bldg, 7720 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252
- Arbutus Comm. Ctr – 865 Sulphur Spring , Baltimore, MD 21227
- Honeygo Run Community Ctr – 9033 Honeygo Blvd, Perry Hall, MD 21128
- Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Ctr – 323 Sollers Point Rd, Dundalk, MD 21222
- Randallstown Community Ctr – 3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown, MD 21133
- Victory Villa Community Ctr – 404 E. Compass Rd, Baltimore, MD 21220
- Center for MD Agriculture & Farm Park – 1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
- Reisterstown Sr Ctr- Hannah Moore, 12035 Reisterstown Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136
- Woodlawn Community Ctr – 2120 Gwynn Oak Ave., Woodlawn, MD 21207
- Community Resources Bldg – 30 Duke Street – Lower Level, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
- Caroline County Health & Public Services Bldg – 1st Floor, Room 112, 403 S. Seventh St Denton, MD 21629
- Westminster Senior Activities Ctr – 125 Stoner Ave, Westminster, MD 21157
- Cecil County Admin. Bldg- Elk Room – 200 Chesapeake Blvd, Elkton, MD 21921
- LaPlata Firehouse – 911 Washington Ave., La Plata, MD 20646
- Gleneagles Neighborhood Ctr – 4900 Kirkcaldy Court, Waldorf, MD 20602
- Dorchester County Office Bldg – Lobby – 501 Court Lane, Cambridge, MD 21613
- Frederick Sr Ctr – 1440 Taney Ave, Frederick, MD 21702
- Thurmont Regional Library – 76 East Moser Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788
- Urbana Regional Library – 9020 Amelung St, Frederick, MD 21704
- Oakland Comm. Ctr – (The Armory) – 14 North 8th St, Oakland, MD 21550
- Northern Outreach Ctr – 12601 National Pike, Grantsville, MD 21536
- McFaul Activity Ctr – 525 W. MacPhail Rd, Bel Air, MD 21014
- Edgewood Library – 629 Edgewood Rd, Edgewood, MD 21040
- The University Center (formerly HEAT Ctr) – 1201 Technology Dr, Aberdeen, MD 21001
- Jarrettsville Library – 3722 Norrisville Rd, Jarrettsville, MD 21084
- The Bain Senior Ctr – 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044
- Howard County Miller Branch Library – 9421 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042
- Ridgely’s Run Community Ctr – 8400 Mission Rd, Jessup, MD 20794
- Kent County Public Library – 408 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620
- Activity Ctr at Bohrer Park Social Hall – 506 S. Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
- Germantown Community Recreation Ctr – 18905 Kingsview Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
- Marilyn J. Praisner Community Center – 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866
- Executive Office Building Auditorium – 101 Monroe St, Rockville, MD 20850
- Silver Spring Civic Bldg at Veterans Plaza – One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
- Damascus Community Recreation Center Social Hall – 25520 Oak Dr., Damascus, MD 20872
- Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center Social Hall – 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
- Mid-County Community Recreation Center Social Hall – 2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
- Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad – 2400 Arcola Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902
- Potomac Community Recreation Ctr – 11315 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD 20854
Prince George’s County
- Upper Marlboro Community Ctr – 5400 Marlboro Race Track Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
- College Park Community Ctr – 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park, MD 20740
- Baden Community Ctr – 13601 Baden-Westwood Rd, Brandywine, MD 20613
- Wayne K. Curry Sports & Learning Ctr – 8001 Sheriff Rd, Landover, MD 20785
- Bowie Gymnasium – 4100 Northview Dr, Bowie, MD 20716
- Laurel – Beltsville Senior Activity Ctr – 7120 Contee Rd, Laurel, MD 20707
- Suitland Community Park School – 5600 Regency Lane, Forestville, MD 20747
- Southern Regional Tech and Recreation Complex – 7007 Bock Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744
Queen Anne’s County
- Queen Anne’s County Community Services, Kramer Ctr – 104 Powell St, Centreville, MD 21617
- Kent Island Fire Department – 1610 Main Street, Chester, MD 21619
St. Mary’s County
- Hollywood Firehouse Carnival Bingo Bldg – 24801 Three Notch Rd, Hollywood, MD 20636
- Somerset County Office Bldg, Stes 102 & 105 – 11916 Somerset Ave., Princess Anne, MD 21853
- Easton Fire Hall – 315 Aurora Park Dr, Easton, MD 21601
- Washington County Early Voting Ctr (Phoenix Color Bldg II)- 101 Tandy Dr, Hagerstown, MD 21740
- Wicomico County Youth and Civic Center Midway Room 500 Glen Ave, Salisbury, MD 21804
- Gull Creek Sr Living Community – 1 Meadow St, Berlin, MD 21811
The following individuals are recipients of awards from the I.B.E.W. Local Union 24 Scholarship Fund for 2016. They were randomly selected by the members at the September regular membership meeting.
Local 24 wishes all our scholarship recipients the very best as they pursue their academic and career goals.
|Steven A. Balbo||Anthony L. Celozzi||Noah R. Frankenfield||Troy R. Hastings|
|Pablo A. Briones||Kaitlyn E. Cooper||Mitchell J. Freund||Brittany L. Heck|
|Robert J. Broadfoot-Schroeder||Dylan V. Demchuk||Brianna L. Frutchey||Amanda C. McGowan|
|Bethany P. Broznowicz||Jill T. Flenner||Stephanie Gold||Conor F. Thompson|
|Juliana M. Carlin||Kevin D. France||Katherine V. Griffin||Frank S. Voso|